They'd never forget the day he drifted into town.
Clint Eastwood's second film as director, High Plains Drifter returns the actor to his familiar scene of the Old West and his familiar role of "The Man With No Name." Eastwood portrays a mysterious stranger who emerges out of the heat waves of the desert and rides into the guilt-ridden town of Lago. After committing three murders and one in the first 20 minutes, The Stranger is hired by the town to protect it from the three gunmen just out of jail. The Stranger then paints the town bright red, and renames it "Hell'" and supplies Devine retribution in a fiery climax.